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4:33 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Mental Health Experts Call New Rural Program A Good Start

Northwest mental health experts are cautiously optimistic about a new federal grant program. But they call it a modest attempt to improve mental health care in rural areas.

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4:21 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Washington Lawmakers To Get Clearer Guidance On Lobbyist-Paid Meals

Robert S. Donovan Flickr

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 2:14 pm

Washington lawmakers will soon get clearer guidance on when it’s okay to accept free meals from lobbyists.

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3:57 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Frosty Politics On Display At Washington Capitol

This sign at the steps to the Washington statehouse captures more than just the weather conditions.
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue December 10, 2013 4:31 pm

It’s not just the weather that’s been frosty. So are political relations in the Washington state Capitol.

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12:18 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

State Bids To Boeing For 777X Production Due Tuesday

File photo of a Boeing 777 jetliner.
Boeing

Washington is competing with more than a dozen other locations to build the next generation Boeing wide-body airliner.

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12:03 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Kitzhaber Kicks Off Bid For Record Fourth Term

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced his re-election bid at Earl Boyles Elementary School in Portland. He was joined by Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes.
Michael Clapp OPB

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 2:45 pm

No governor of Oregon has ever served four terms. John Kitzhaber says he wants to be the first. 

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3:41 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Kitzhaber Expected To Announce Re-Election Bid

File photo of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Sun December 8, 2013 4:14 pm

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has scheduled an announcement at a Portland elementary school where he says he'll discuss his plans for the coming year.

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5:09 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Testy Exchanges, No Consensus On Governor's Climate Change Panel

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Wikimedia

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has been dealt a setback in his campaign to reduce carbon emissions.

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4:59 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Oregon Insurance Officials Defend Health Plan Extensions

Oregon's insurance commissioner is defending a decision to allow health insurance companies to keep policies in place for a year even if they don't comply with the Affordable Care Act.

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4:43 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Hanford Whistleblower Emerges On Timecard Fraud Case

File photo of the CH2M Hill office in Englewood, Colo.
US Department of Transportation

There is a new whistleblower at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington. But it doesn’t have to do with technical concerns.

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4:24 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

The Business Of Dying: Searching For Place To Die

"Without regular blood tranfusions, Norma Chaty would die within days. “My existence right now is certainly not living. But I’m alive,” she said.
Kate McMahon Northwest News Network

Imagine shopping around for a new home, but instead of looking for a new place to live, you are looking for a place to die. That’s the situation 82-year-old Norma Chaty found herself in.

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